Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SpeechGate: Ghost Writer Says a Person Melania Trump “Always Really Liked” is Michelle Obama

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Ok: you do listen to Donald Trump mock Barack Obama, right? He hates Obama, tried to prove he was born in Kenya, and thinks he’s a terrible, terrible president.

It turns out Melania Trump, the wife with the plagiarized speech, knew she was stealing her words from Michelle Obama.

Meredith McIver, who wrote Melania’s purloined speech, tells the NY Times: “A person she [Melania] has always liked is Michelle Obama.” Over the phone,” Ms. Trump “read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech.”

Let’s go over this again for people who move their mouths when reading, or follow the Trumps blindly. Melania Trump admires First Lady Michelle Obama and read her speeches to her own writer, who then used those words to write Melania’s speech.

McIver, at Melania’s request, jettisoned the speech that had been written for her by experts. McIver is a former ballerina. On purpose, the Trump campaign allowed words written by Obama speechwriters to be used in Monday’s speech.

Donald Trump always says “I’ll get the best people.” And it turns out, that would be Michelle Obama, highly educated, literate, not a fashion model without an education.

If Melania Trump trusts the Obamas, I think that says a lot about where we go next. The Trumps have some great qualities, I am sure, but being President and First Lady– well, they went to the experts when they needed them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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